The Huawei Mate Xs 5G is now available to pre-order from today (14th March, 2020) in Australia. Huawei Mate Xs 5G is a luxury foldable smartphone, and a reworked version of Huawei’s smartphone that unfolds into a tablet, which directly competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold rather than the South Korean firm’s newer, smaller Galaxy Z Flip folding phone.
The Huawei Mate Xs 5G comes with a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a 4,500mAh split battery. When folded, you get a 6.6-inch almost bezel-free front display and 6.38-inch rear display.
Huawei Mate Xs 5G retains the same 8-inch display as seen last year, but with some improvements made to the display structure, which is made of two layers of aerospace-grade polymide that’s been fused together with an optically clear adhesive, which Huawei says makes it durable enough while allowing for high image quality.
“We’re excited to bring the HUAWEI Mate Xs to Australia. Ideal for tech seekers or anyone who craves performance, design and usability,” said Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Australia.
“Australian consumers will benefit from an unprecedented, immersive experience, all at the touch of their fingertips.
“Offering large dual displays, ultra-slim foldable form and all-day usage – Australians will be able to do business on the go or watch movies.”
AI is handled by a three-core Da Vinci NPU architecture based on two big cores and a tiny core. The chip also includes sub-6GHz 5G NSA and SA support, and 5G+4G dual sim dual standby, though it will notably only support the N41 (2.5-2.69GHz) 5G band at launch, adding additional bands in a future over-the-air update.
Huawei has also enhanced the Falcon Wing back-to-back folding design, which feels smoother and more stable than on the previous model.
Running on EMUI10, the Mate Xs 5G has a multi-window function, which allows for two apps to be displayed side-by-side – and interact with each other. In other words, text, images and documents can be transferred simply by dragging and dropping content from one app to another.
There’s also a floating window function to let users launch a third app for small tasks such as responding to text messages, without exiting the other apps.
The Mate Xs 5G also supports multi-screen collaboration, which allows for data transfer and multi-screen control between the phone and Huawei’s MateBook and MatePad Pro, by creating a mirror screen of your phone on Huawei’s laptops and tablets, and allows for an easier drag and drop.
As for its cameras, the Mate Xs 5G doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a Leica SuperSensing quad camera system comprising a 40MP SuperSensing camera, a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D Depth Sensing camera.
It will also allow for up to 30x zoom and instead of just relying on the rear cam for selfies, the Mate Xs lets users take self-portraits using the secondary screen as well.
The Huawei Mate Xs 5G is available for pre-order now in its Interstellar Blue for $3,999. Pre-orders made before April 8, 2020 will receive a free Leather Cover. First delivers are expected from April 9, 2020.
Huawei Mate Xs 5G Specifications
Display: Unfolded – 8-inches (2480 x 2200) Folded – 6.6-inches (2480 x 1148) for the front panel, 6.38 inches (2480 x 892) for the back panel Type: OLED
Processor: Kirin 990 5G
RAM/Storage: 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
Rear Camera: SuperSensing Cine Camera 40 MP (Cine Camera, f/1.8 aperture) + 40 MP (SuperSensing Camera, f/1.6 aperture, OIS) + 8 MP (Telephoto Camera, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture 3D Depth Sensing Camera
Battery: 4500 mAh (65W – Huawei superCharge, Wireless Supercharge 27W) HUAWEI 40W SuperCharge only in Australia